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Career Paths & Job Opportunities

You may choose to transfer on to a bachelor's program in acting, directing or technical theater. You could seek employment as an actor, theater manager, house manager, stage manager, set, lighting, costume or sound designer, technical director, or scenic artist director. Your two-year associate degree may prepare you for some of these careers, while others will require additional education, such as a four-year bachelor's degree or higher. If you wish to go on in other fields such as education, law, management or communications, you can begin as a theater major, then transfer to programs offered at four-year institutions. To learn more about career paths, median salaries, and job trends in theater, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics.